Pests and Diseases forum: Mushrooms on Redbud Tree???

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Name: Michelle Lester
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keyi
Jun 25, 2013 8:47 PM CST
My several year old Redbud tree has developed these mushroom looking 'barnacles' on the trunk. They are tiny, about 1/2 inch across. Does anyone know what they are and how to kill them? I haven't ever used chemicals in my yard, but to save the tree I'm willing.Thumb of 2013-06-26/keyi/4c912f
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OldGardener
Jun 25, 2013 9:50 PM CST

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I apologize for the delay - I was looking up various fungi trying to locate your tree's particular type. Is this photo the same as what is on your tree?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schizophyllum.commune...
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Name: Michelle Lester
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keyi
Jun 26, 2013 9:23 PM CST
Hi, thanks for looking. It doesn't seem to be 'fuzzy' like that. I'll get a better close up tomorrow.
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Jun 26, 2013 10:05 PM CST

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Sounds great.
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Jul 1, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Fungus on trees normally only happens on trees on their way out, sick and stressed. It usually takes a tree expert to diagnose and treat to save a tree.
So first thing is to ask is it worth it ?
There is a tree fungus chemical but you really have to know a bit more to use it, a local co-op agricultural agent may be able to give you some help.
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Name: Michelle Lester
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keyi
Jul 1, 2013 6:44 PM CST
It has been sickly for years. My housemate keeps telling me it's dying, I guess it is. Well Redbuds are easy to come by here in OK, so I guess if it doesn't make it I'll get another one. Not worth a tree specialist. I have several others in the front yard that are fine.
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purpleinopp
Jul 9, 2013 10:30 AM CST
That may be one of the shelf fungus.
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Jul 9, 2013 5:30 PM CST
I thought the same thing, Tiffany. I've seen them both on living trees and on rotting logs. Not sure if they hurt the tree or not. I guess it depends on the type. Here's a bit from wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracket_fungus
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Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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keyi
Jul 10, 2013 4:36 PM CST
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Hopefully these are better photos. I've knocked them all off and sprayed with a fungicide.....
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Name: Michelle Lester
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hemhead in zone 7
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keyi
Jul 10, 2013 4:36 PM CST
Thank you all for your help and suggestions. I surely appreciate it.
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